2019 Speaker Lineup...

SBIC closing luncheon with guest speaker Timothy Caulfield, author, professor and realist: When Celebrity Culture and Science Collide


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Thursday, January 17th

Dr. Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska: Using Genomics to Improve Cattle: Now and in the Future

Nathan Spickler, Spickler Ranch South, Glenfield, North Dakota: Genomics at Work on the Ranch

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, Dalhousie University: “The rise of the conscious carnivore? The good, the bad and the awfully ugly.”

Deputy Minister Rick Burton, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Province of Saskatchewan

Dr. Tim DelCurto, Montana State University: Weaning Weight Ratio as a Measure of Efficiency

Dr. Gabriel Ribeiro, University of Calgary: Improving Fibre Digestibility for Beef Cattle

Dr. Tim McAllister, AAFC Lethbridge: Straw in Diets for Finishing Cattle

Dr. Greg Penner, University of Saskatchewan: Corn and Barley for Feedlot Cattle

Dr. John McKinnon, University of Saskatchewan: Impact of Fat Sources on Calf Growth

Breeanna Kelln, University of Saskatchewan: Effective Use of Cicer and Sainfoin

Dr. Cheryl Waldner, WCVM, U of S: Antimicrobial Use in the Cow-Calf Sector

Friday, January 18th

Deborah Wilson, Senior Vice President BIXSco. Inc.:  “Canada – A World Leader in Sustainable Beef Production”

Adelle Stewart, Bridges Health

Mental Health Awareness in Agriculture “Fireside Chat”

Ron Glasser, Canada Beef update

Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) update

Dennis Laycraft, Executive Vice President, CCA; Canadian Cattlemen’s Association update

Kim Keller, CEO of Do More Agriculture Foundation



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